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18 May 2023

EDM on the Job: 16% of Workers Grooving to Beats Get Promoted

by mike.lee | News


In today's ever-evolving landscape of remote work, an increasing number of professionals are uncovering the hidden advantages of incorporating music into their work routine. And if you happen to be a fan of EDM, you might just be dancing your way to a promotion and a fatter paycheck, according to a recent study.

Leading the charge, Electric, an enterprise IT services provider, undertook an independent study to explore the impact of different genres and artists on individuals' daily workflow. The company delved into the vast realm of productivity playlists available on popular streaming services while also surveying over 1,000 employees regarding their streaming preferences during work hours.

In an exclusive conversation with, Electric revealed a remarkable finding: on average, a staggering 16% of workers who groove to the beats of EDM while on the clock secured a well-deserved promotion and a pay raise over the past year.

The correlation between EDM and workplace success might initially raise eyebrows, but it's a testament to the genre's ability to ignite motivation, fuel focus, and enhance productivity. The pulsating rhythms, infectious melodies, and uplifting energy that EDM offers create an optimal environment for concentration and a sense of flow, leading to more accomplished and impactful work.


While the study did not delve into the specific subgenres or artists that yielded the highest success rates, it is evident that the wider EDM umbrella encompasses a broad spectrum of electronic sounds that resonate with workers across diverse industries. From the captivating melodies of progressive house to the high-energy beats of trance and the infectious vibes of electro-pop, EDM offers a sonic landscape that suits various tastes and work styles.

The findings of this study not only shed light on the positive impact of EDM on professional achievements but also highlight the potential for music to shape our daily lives in profound ways. As we continue to adapt to remote work settings and seek ways to optimize productivity, incorporating music into our routines can provide an extra edge, fostering a more enjoyable and rewarding work experience.

It's important to note that individual preferences may vary, and what works for one person may not be as effective for another. However, the remarkable success rates observed among those who choose EDM as their work soundtrack cannot be ignored.

So, the next time you sit down to tackle that important project or strive to climb the corporate ladder, consider hitting play on your favorite EDM tracks. You might just find yourself grooving to a higher position, accompanied by a well-deserved salary boost.